Sunday, May 24, 2015

Favorite Period Drama Wardrobes ~ Edwardian

Elise McKenna (Somewhere in Time)

This movie is breathtaking all around, and the costumes are just gorgeous. Most of Miss McKenna's dresses are made of light, flowy fabrics in light summer colors.

Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)  
Now this is how I would like to dress about every day. Anne and Diana's clothes are so sweet and simple.  I love how they dress when they're young girls, and then when they grow up too.

Those sweaters! I love Anne's blue one that she wears a lot.

These dresses are so frilly and poufy and Edwardian-looking. But yet they are rather simple. I love the white with the colored ribbon around the waist. Actually I think it's a bit more than a ribbon. Whatever you call it.

This might be my favorite outfit of Anne's. The one Marilla hasn't seen her wear in years.:)

 She looks every inch the perfect teacher.

This blouse might be the same one as above. I love the outfit with the blue apron. That scene is so beautiful! 

The Crawley sisters (Downton Abbey)

These girls clothes are simply magnificent. Whether they're in the dining room, or hunting, or driving a tractor, or anything else, they always look perfectly lovely. I've always admired how each girl's clothes are distinctly different. They each favor certain styles and colors. I can't say who's wardrobe I like the best because each one is perfect for its wearer. Their clothes always suit and flatter them wonderfully. 

The colors and textures!

Ah, the old days.

That's one of my favorite outfits of Mary's. I think she was at her best in the second season. It's one of my favorite outfits of Sybil's too. :) And the colors of Edith's blouse and skirt look so elegant on her.

Rose, you're adorable.

Christy Huddleston (Christy)

I know I said I wanted to dress like Anne every day, but I really want to dress like Christy every day. While I admire fine fabrics and trims, I like simple clothes best. I love her work dresses, and her slightly fancier ones that aren't overdone. 

What a solid work dress. 

I wish I could see the front of this dress, but McGuffy's readers and slates are nice too. I can't tell, is it the purple one of Margaret's?
There's one green blouse with white dots that I particularly love, but I couldn't find any pictures of it.

What are some of your favorite wardrobes?


Naomi Bennet said...

I LOVED this post, Sadie! :-D

My favourite of the list you mentioned is probably the Crawley Sisters. Their wardrobe is impeccable.

Another Edwardian wardrobe I really really love is Aunt Olivia's wardrobe in 'Road to Avonlea.' I've only seen one episode of the series (although I want to see them all!) but I'm already in LOVE with her clothes. Absolutely darling! Also, the TV series 'Berkerly Square' has some beautiful Edwardian costumes. :-) Yeah, I could go on and on.

Lovely post!

~ Naomi

Natalie said...

I love Edwardian clothes. :) You touched on many of my favorite outfits! And Christy has such PERFECT style-after watching the season for the first time I wanted her whole wardrobe. :)

Hamlette said...

I would add a lot of Dr. Mike's wardrobe from "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," but I like your selections too!

Miss Evelyn said...

Edwardians really had the best fashion!! :-D Lovely post!
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